three tasks of Christ Jesus

06 September 2022

Intercession, intervention, and inspection. These three terms relate to acts that Jesus Christ attends to as being a High Priest along the right hand of God his father. So first, to intercede is the act of intervening or mediating between two parties. So then to intervening, the act of interfering with the outcome or course especially of a condition or process (as to prevent harm or improve functioning). Next to this term of inspecting, to view closely in critical appraisal: look over.

So then, let us then apply these three concepts to Jesus Christ as a High Priest of his church. So then, it seems then that in interceding, Jesus would be interceding for his followers in the church between the two issues of a persons soul and the affliction of sin that is smeared over their souls thanks to the introduction of sin since Adam and Eve disobeyed God and were brought under the temptation of Lucifer.

The intervention of Jesus Christ in regard to his church under God his father would consist of his teachings and guidance that he left for us during his short time in this world in the flesh. Jesus came forth to walk among us in the flesh to serve the prophesied purpose of a savior that God sent in messages and visions to the Hebrew people in the times of the old covenant (old testament).

In regards to inspecting, it is a task of looking over and taking care of his followers and their process of worship during the times before he has come back to usher his own into God's kingdom. This process to related back to a task that the High Priests in the older times of the tabernacle were assigned in which they attended certain lamp-stands. Christ Jesus is the light of the world and no one comes to God except through Jesus Christ alone. Christ then must then be able to inspect us in order to recognize whether or not he knows us or not. So Jesus continually works and accompanies us throughout this life to ensure that we continually know him and his presence to ensure that he is saving us by his grace. Of course, some people are not quite comfortable knowing they are being watched or inspected or judged continually until they leave their physical body. I certainly know that I am one of those people indeed. It is also so very difficult knowing that your guilty of sin or of wrongdoing and knowing that you are always discovered or eternally guilty especially when you feel that you are free from such consequences. It makes such a thing as being inspected seem as if it is just a tiresome burden or endless rule that perpetually pesters you for all of your days. But the aspect of sin accompanies us every single moment of every single day! Well of course we would then most certainly be under careful inspection since God can not and will not tolerate the presence of sin at all!

Phew, I am still working on thanking Jesus as often as I can for the endless work he has done for so long. And during his time on this earth one can look through the history of Jesus in the Bible and see examples of him going about such work for his followers and believers consistently. I must say I just re-watched an old movie the other day and it had a very powerful quote at the end: "That was her business, not mine. You are what you love, not what loves you. That's what I decided a long time ago." To think of that concept of you are what you love and not what loves you, really is a very important concept to consider applying to you and God. We are not God. God loves us so much to send his only begotten son to save us from sin, but we have the freedom to then make the choice to chose to love God and Christ Jesus. The treacherous perils of such a freedom is akin to having the freedom of walking along a tightrope stretched between two cliffs to reach a everlasting steadfast love. Love in many ways has illustrated of course the very depth of the tremendous difficulties of attaining such a state between one person and another. Trust in compassion, charity, and love above all, for they cover a multitude of issues and sins! Jesus died to save us all, please try to remember this!

The Holy Bible (New International Version) John 15:

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit, while every branch that does bear fruit he prunes so that it will be even more fruitful. 3 You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. 4 Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. 8 This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. 9 “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. 12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit—fruit that will last—and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. 17 This is my command: Love each other.”